Global Patent Index - EP 0997359 A2

EP 0997359 A2 20000503 - Embedded self-test for rain-sensors

Title (en)

Embedded self-test for rain-sensors

Title (de)

Integrierter Selbsttest für Regensensoren

Title (fr)

Test automatique intégré pour capteurs de pluie


EP 0997359 A2 (EN)


EP 99114100 A


US 18271798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: US5990647A] A sensor for detecting moisture on an outside surface of a windshield is disclosed. The sensor includes an emitter circuit for emitting light energy, and a detector circuit for receiving light energy. A processor controls the emitter circuit and processes signals received from the detector circuit. A self test circuit is connected between the processor and the emitter circuit, the self test circuit is operably associated with the emitter circuit for generating a test signal for simulating the presence of moisture on the outside surface of the windshield.

IPC 1-7

B60S 1/08

IPC 8 full level

B60S 1/08 (2006.01); G05B 9/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B60S 1/0822 (2013.01); B60S 1/0892 (2013.01); G05B 9/02 (2013.01); B60S 1/0833 (2013.01); Y10S 318/02 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

US 5990647 A 19991123; DE 69917559 D1 20040701; DE 69917559 T2 20050602; EP 0997359 A2 20000503; EP 0997359 A3 20030115; EP 0997359 B1 20040526

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 18271798 A 19981029; DE 69917559 T 19990721; EP 99114100 A 19990721